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2022-01-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - page(s)

Attout Lucie , Majerus Steve, "The distinct contribution of verbal and visuospatial short-term memory abilities to arithmetic development." in Cognitive Development, 61, 1, 101139

  • Edition : Elsevier (Netherlands)
  • Codes CREF : Psychologie cognitive (DI4211), Psychologie du développement cognitif (DI4237)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Métrologie et Sciences du langage (P362)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de recherche en sciences et technologies du langage (Langage)
  • Centres UMONS : Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Psychophysiologie et Electrophysiologie de la cognition (CIPsE)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Many studies have shown that both verbal and visuospatial working memory (WM) abilities predicted arithmetic abilities but we do not know if they represent a modality-specific contribution or reflect the involvement of an often shared WM aspect: the serial order storage. We administered verbal and visuospatial short-term memory (STM) tasks with variable serial order storage requirements and a mental calculation task in children. We observed that verbal serial order STM abilities predicted early mathematical abilities independently of verbal item STM and visuospatial STM abilities. For visuospatial STM abilities, a more general link with overall arithmetic abilities was observed in 8-year-old children, with the serial order task predicting additions, and the simultaneous task predicting subtractions. In 9-year-old children, no link with mathematical abilities was observed anymore for any STM measure. These data confirm a specific and complementary role of verbal and visuospatial serial order STM abilities in mathematical development.

Identifiants :
  • DOI : 10.1016/j.cogdev.2021.101139
  • DOI : 10.1016/j.cogdev.2021.101139

Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) mathematical abilities